Bethesda games tend to have a very long lifespan thanks to the modding community. It’s one of the main reasons why Skyrim and Fallout 4 continue to thrive today. Naturally, players can also look forward to official mod support for Bethesda’s latest sci-fi RPG, Starfield, though it won’t be available on PC and Xbox until only after launch. Unofficial mods such as the ones available on Nexus Mods will be available on PC, though.
Speaking to Vandal in a recent interview, Bethesda’s head of publishing Pete Hines confirmed that Starfield will receive official mod support on PC and Xbox but it won’t be ready at launch. “We haven’t said when, but there’ll definitely be [mod support], as we’ve always done on PC, and you’ll be able to use mods both on PC and Xbox,” said Hines.
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Hines is referring to the official mods that Bethesda implement in its games and not unofficial, community created mods like the ones on Nexus Mods, which will be readily available to PC players at launch. Hines didn’t give an estimate for when Bethesda-approved mods will come to Starfield but it will probably arrive as a post-launch update sometime down the line.
In related news, the Starfield review embargo dropped yesterday, receiving mostly positive reviews and praises. As of writing, it currently holds a top critic average score of 88 on Open Critic with 94% of critics recommending the game.
if you’re hopping into early access for Starfield today, we have a guide to the launch start times and Constellation Edition details right here. Make sure you craft your ideal protagonist with this handy character creation planner and don’t forget to check out the latest Imagine Dragons song ‘Children of the Sky’, the theme song for the game.
Starfield launches on 6 September 2023 for Xbox Series X/S and PC. It will also be available day one on Xbox Game Pass.